Reading the story of Moses and the Israelites while they were slaves in the Egypt we can learn many things. Right at birth Pharaoh decreed a new law; that all Hebrew babies were killed. And now, how were they supposed to save Moses? I can’t even imagine the pain those mothers felt when taken their babies to be killed. In the midst of many mothers there was one that decided to use her faith. She decided not to scream or cry, instead she thought quickly of a solution in a way to save the life of her son. Jochebed placed Moses inside of a small basket and put him in the Nile River, trusting that God would keep the baby safe and provide food for him. It was a matter of faith. As you already know this attitude of Jochebed made the difference in the history of the people of God.
I would like to make a special declaration for this admirable woman. Among so much confusion, tears, scream, foray, she could do something that the rest of them couldn’t; which was to think of a way to save her son. She could have looked at the other mothers and think, “that’s it now, I can only cry the loss of my son.” All moms were devastated, with their emotions uncontrolled and sunk in a sea of pain. Jochebed was feeling it all but thinking of what she could do, so she decided to use her faith.
How have we reacted in the difficult times when we feel trapped, when it seems like there’s no way out, when the emotions want to take control, and the last thing we want to do is cry and give in to the pain? Do we take an attitude of faith? Or do we drain feeling incapable like those mothers, even knowing that our God is powerful?
Note that Jochebed appealed to God and got the answer. God will never let down those who trust Him; those who trust even when all circumstances are critical. Dear friend, if you’re facing a similar situation, and you think that your strength is gone, stand up and take an attitude of faith. This is exactly what God is waiting for to raise up from His throne and bring you and the answer. No attitude of faith goes unnoticed in the eyes of God.